While flu activity usually peaks in January or February, the flu itself is unpredictable. Although there are many different flu viruses, the yearly flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common that flu season.
In 1988, a committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians asked me to write a position paper for the college entitled “Report on the Role of the Emergency Physician in Occupational Medicine.” In the paper, I tried to make sense of the intersection of occupational medicine, which is a preventive medicine specialty, and emergency […]
Participants at PureSafety’s User Conference this week will hear a lot about ways in which in human resource, health and safety professionals are working together to contain rising healthcare costs and enhance workforce productivity. One of the most critical components in this equation is the healthcare consumer: How do we compel employees who are not […]
Colorado is the only state that still requires physicians to use the out-dated, third edition of the AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, published in 1990. The most recent, sixth edition of the Guides, was published in 2008. The Guides instruct physicians how to assign percentage ratings of impairment, which is defined as […]
There is both science and art associated with the provision of occupational health and safety to a workforce. Science is so often the first application along with “training”; however, the human side of the workforce is often the most significant and can contribute to turnover, injuries, absenteeism, and presenteeism.
OSHA in healthcare: How hard can it be? Well, if you believe a number of generally accepted myths, not very. But the facts say otherwise.
This week we hosted an OSHA recordkeeping webinar with Edwin G Foulke, Jr, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and current co-chair of with Fisher & Phillips Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Edwin examined the many recordkeeping pitfalls that employers face and presented a five-step process to injury and […]
QUESTION“Looking at the big picture what is the most important thing an employer should do when addressing work-related injuries and illnesses?“
Deaths, Safety Violations Found within OSHA’s “Model” Workplaces
If you missed any of our recent webinars, you can access the recorded versions via the links below.